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Bullet Sunday 125

Posted on Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Dave!Let's see how this goes when I'm doped up on Percocet, the miracle drug...

• Drugs. I am totally fascinated how I can be in agony one minute, take a pill, then feel nothing a half-hour later. How does it do that? Well, thanks to the internet, I now know that the ingredients in Percocet both prevent the brain from getting the message that there is pain, AND prevents the pain impulses from forming in the first place. Weird. All this miraculous science, and yet they still don't have a pill to cure stupid.

• McFlurry. As I returned from Edinburgh, I saw that McDonalds had a sign up advertising their new "Cadbury Cream Egg McFlurry." Naturally, I had to try it. The end result wasn't that impressive...


From the looks of things, they drop in some chocolate flake (which was mostly all stuck together in mine) then squirt in some random dots of yellow goop to make the "yolk" of the egg. At times, you actually get the cream egg taste... but, for the most part, it's just vanilla ice cream with an occasional chocolate bit. A great idea that pretty much fails on execution.

• No. The release date for the Pet Shop Boys' new album, Yes, was March 23rd in the UK... nearly a full month earlier than the USA release date of April 21st. In this day and age of online music sharing, this is profoundly idiotic. Whenever I see stupid crap like this, it makes me wonder if record labels are actively trying to lose money. HELPFUL HINT TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY: If your customers don't have a way of purchasing what they want, they do have other options... most of which don't involve you getting any money.

• Yes. Since I was in the UK on release day, I was able to buy a copy of the Deluxe 2-CD Edition of Yes from the HMV at Victoria Station...


Yes is a fantastic album that is my favorite Pet Shop Boys releases since 1993's Very. The penultimate track, "The Way It Used To Be", is one of the best songs they've ever released (having that "melancholy yet hopeful" feel to it that the Pet Shop Boys excel at). The only misstep is the final track "Legacy" which is so awful that one has to wonder if they put it on the album as a joke. The second CD of the Deluxe version has mostly remixes, but there's also a new track called "This Used to be The Future" which features additional vocals by Phil Oakey (from the Human League), and is well worth the extra money. If you're a Pet Shop fan, this album is a must-buy. If you're not, you may still want to give it a listen, because it's a pretty amazing pop album.

• Thanks! And lastly, a big thank you to everybody who so generously gave up their valuable time to hang out with me while I was in the UK. It was fantastic to see all of you... Perry, Andre, Penelope, Dutchy, Dave, Bec, Anthony, Paul, and Andy... and hopefully we can meet up again one day soon!

Blargh. Another hour of work, then I need a nap.

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  1. whall says:

    My strep came back and I just took a vicodin but it ain’t done nothing in the last 20 mins. When is it going to kick in?!?!?! I’m sitting here, in real pain, and the drug does completely nothing while I’m reading blogs. And another thing. mmmmmmmmmm. Hey, it looks like bad money is in with an alelephant balloon 723 edl f 2rklf d adlldjksfdddddddddddddkl ladkf dka ldkf adkfja ahahahahahahahah a dfalds

  2. Howard says:

    Much to my surprise, I’m actually enjoying “All Over The World”. The chorus especially.

  3. One of the things that amused me when I was in Europe (far too many years ago) was their use of chocolate “flake” in everything.
    I kind of wish we would pick it up here…

  4. Rachel says:

    Pet Shop Boys are gonna be at the Borgota in Atlantic City 8/1

  5. Rachel says:

    and also thanks – just reminded me I have to take my meds.

  6. Penelope says:

    I should have warned you about that McFlurry – it’s a bit of a waste of space! They did do an “After Eights” one at Christmas (do you get After Eight mints?) that was a LOT better.

  7. Iron Fist says:

    If Percocet is that good maybe I’ll give up cocaine.

  8. Sybil Law says:

    That McFlurry looks disgusting.
    However, the Percocet sounds delicious (as does the new album).
    Happy Monday!

  9. Kailey says:

    I hate percocet, it actually has always made me feel worse rather than better, I am glad it works for you!

    I hope the kidney stones pass soon.

  10. martymankins says:

    I need to go give that new Pet Shop Boys album a listen.

  11. Frog says:

    Holy Crap! The Cadberry McFlurry nearly caused me to orgasm, I need to get my hands on one of those bad boys ASAP. I enjoy the format of your blog, it is aesthetically pleasing while creating a nice balance of humor and intellect. I would love for you to check out my blog, —KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!

  12. DutchBitch says:

    The Cadburry Cream Egg McFlurry was a baaad idea to start with, seriously!!! eeewww

  13. lizriz says:

    The whole music not available everywhere at the same time thing is so baffling and annoying. I am quite jealous of your new Pet Shop Boys album! 🙂

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